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American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, GA

Assassinated: April 4, 1968, Memphis, TN

Spouse: Coretta Scott King (m. 1953–1968)

Children: Martin Luther King IIIYolanda KingBernice KingDexter King

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